A study with the collaboration of the UB notes that the Montsec, the Pyrenees and the western areas stand out for the quality of their night sky

A new campaign of measurements of the background of the night sky has shown that the Montsec night sky still has an exceptional category. In the outlines related to the Starlight certification (Starlight Tourist Destination and Starlight Reserve) the data obtained during the year 2016 confirm that the values ​​are excellent in some areas and of very good quality in almost all non-urban areas. The measurement campaigns are framed in a project to evaluate the natural conditions of the nocturnal environment of the Natural Parks of Catalonia, with the aim of detecting those that maintain better conditions and promote protection projects. The study has had the collaboration of the ICCUB and the Department of Quantum Physics and Astrophysics of the UB.

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Monday, 7 August, 2017